Today, Ikea launches its first new kitchen for 25 years. Metod (disappointingly pronounceable if you ask me) will replace Faktum, found in so many homes up and down the land.
The modular system can be configured in pretty much any way you want – according to Ikea they got to 400,000 combinations before they stopped counting. It has been produced in response to changing lifestyles, ie we’re all living in bigger cities in smaller spaces.
A report from The Future Laboratory for the store confirmed what we all basically know already: kitchens are not just for cooking but are for living and, most importantly, dancing. After all, Ikea did a whole advertising campaign based around that so it must be true.
Now you can pick and choose the parts you want with modules going up in 20cm units from 20cm to one metre (there is a 10cm part but you have to buy two to keep with the measurements). There are 25 door fronts, nine colours including black and grey, as well as stainless steel, so there should be chances of having one that doesn’t look like everyone else’s.
If you want some suggestions for pimping the basic Ikea design here’s a post I wrote earlier. My own kitchen is all Ikea units with the worktop and handles from elsewhere. Mind you, when I look at the image below, I’m pretty much there as is. The addition of a vintage wooden ladder and that’s my kind of kitchen. Having said that, I do already have black opening shelving so it’s not that much of a leap for me.
As with all Ikea kitchens there’s a 25 year guarantee so if you’ve got a Faktum already then don’t worry and if you were planning a Faktum, then you can change to a Metod if you prefer.